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All Aboard! Off for Sunny California

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We are making the leap into the world of migratory beekeeping this winter.  On Wednesday we loaded up the girls to spend the winter in northern California to prepare them for the almond pollination that arrives in February.  They should arrive at their destination today, and then they will be able to fly in temperatures […]

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Warm Syrup and Happier Bees!

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We finished the latest round on the bee circuit last Friday. That did involve getting the truck stuck at one location at the bottom of a long hill, but fortunately the landowner was near at hand with his tracked skid steer from our friends at Caterpillar. That was a very short term holdup, and I […]

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Chilly Flashbacks 2018

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The newly distributed bees in the last post reminded of some of our earlier adventures that did not get shared earlier this spring–or extended winter as it turned out.  Generally images of bee transportation in an Iowan late March don’t have snow as the featured background. I guess they are still pretty in their way! […]

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2018 Nucs and Singles!

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Spring is just around the corner! That is easy to say for me since the temperatures are climbing into the upper forties and fifties this week. Let the sun shine and the bees fly! It has put me in the mood to update www.ebertqueens.com and list nucs and singles for May 2018 pick-up. I’m hearing […]